Friday, March 27, 2020

Perfect Timing

Last night, we completed our first life coach training session using the Zoom video conferencing system and it was outstanding.

Our first session was held at Sound Community Solutions, but after the COVID-19 outbreak, we had to shift to an online format. However, even on the video conference, the participants were engaged and enthusiastic. It was a wonderful experience with wonderful people.

There’s nothing like doing what you were created to do. There’s nothing like living out the purpose for your life. All of the opposition that we have had, in all of the years that we have been in this community, has been worth it. All of the trials and turbulence served to prepare us, fine tune us, mold us, and make us ready for this moment in time: training life coaches in the middle of a global crisis.

We believe that in spite of the COVID-19 challenge, we have been divinely connected with these new life coaches who desire to be equipped to serve and help people effectively in the 21st century. This is beyond exciting. It’s sobering and fulfilling.

In spite of the current global circumstances, the timing could not be more perfect. And that's how you should look at your journey in this critical moment. What opportunities has it created for you?

Five years ago, we started our life coach training shortly after our jobs came to an end. We didn't know it then, but it was a perfect moment to make a change. Now we're training others at a time of medical and financial uncertainty. Once again, it's another perfect moment.

So take a step back and reevaluate what's happening in your world in the middle of what's going on in our entire world. Can you see your perfect moment? Can you see that it's the perfect time to embrace the opportunity to make a difference? Then do it. The moment is before you. The timing is perfect.

---Chris and Carol Green

Friday, March 6, 2020

Return to Homeless Shelter Adds More 'Life Success' Coaches

Chris and Carol with the newest Life Success Coaches (left to right)
Corneila McIntosch, Stephanie Gaul, Tina Tatnall and Heather Schreiner

Pennsylvania, USA ---Community Life Coaches, Chris and Carol Green returned to Shalom House where they trained and certified more 'Life Success' Coaches to work in the organization’s emergency shelter and its new food service company.

Since 1986, Shalom has been working to help women and children who are experiencing homelessness. Over the past five years, through its executive director, Denise Britton, they have expanded that mission to go beyond providing a bed and a meal, to include empowering women and transforming their lives, so as break the cycles of poverty and homelessness. Today, they are known as Shalom Transformational Services.

"We were extremely honored when Denise Britton brought us back to train more of their human service and food service staffers in our life coach certification program," commented Chris Green. "They are highly respected in this region and they brought us onboard to provide training in their workforce development initiative, which is essential to the empowerment of women and children."

Since launching their cutting-edge life coach training in 2018, the Greens have now certified and commissioned more than 60 CARE-Ready Leadership Life Coaches. To date, they have certified 65 coaches through their classroom sessions, along with three additional certifications for online, distance-learning coaching students.

As affiliate members and International Statesmen with iChange Nations™, Chris and Carol Green have partnered with United Graduate College and Seminary International to offer an accelerated, ministry-accredited life coaching certification program. Their collaborative purpose and mission has been, to offer leaders, working in under-served communities, high-quality tools that empower and equip them to be more effective in their humanitarian efforts.

After working through five weeks (10 hours) of instruction, homework, and group discussions, the newest CARE-Ready Life Coaches successfully passed an online exam, submitted their personalized life coaching field manuals, and made oral presentations to express how they were each going to meet the challenges of implementing their coaching models in the community.

"We were inspired and encouraged by this group of students," Carol Green revealed. "Many personal challenges were overcome to reach this moment. They were willing to persevere in order to receive more in their tool kits."

Comments from the student's Course Evaluation included:
  • "This was very informative and helped me grow, and helped me to help others. I enjoyed it very much.”
  • “Chris and Carol were wonderful. They taught me a lot. I really enjoyed my time that I spent with them.”
  • “This course was amazing. I learned a lot from attending these classes. I truly will begin using what I have learned. Thank you, Chris and Carol.”
  • “(This was a) Life-Changing Course and an excellent enhancing tool for work and my ministry.”
As the world's leading producers of CARE-Ready Life Coaches™, Chris and Carol Green teach and train community, government and education leaders, human service organizers, business visionaries, and neighborhood dreamers how to be much more effective by embracing the principles of CARE (Compassionate Accountability with Respect and Empathy) in their professional and personal lives. They LISTEN to people, LIFT people and LAUNCH people. Then they equip and empower them to do the same for others.

Many coaching, mentoring and community outreach programs employ what is known as a "deficit model" of working with people. That's where you focus on the problems (deficits) of a person, and then apply a set of pre-determined, cookie cutter steps and treatments to address their issues. The deficit-based model is what many well-meaning Helpers use, but it rarely works long-term, leaving Helpers wondering why their clients fail to break the cycles of addiction and recidivism.

However, CARE-Ready Life Coaching™ mirrors the principles found in the proven, Best Practice strategies of Strength-based, Solution-focused models. CARE-Ready life coaches are trained to connect with people in order to build a relationship/ partnership that empowers the client; thus allowing the client to discover the solutions that will work best for them.

Also, while many coaching programs focus on how to target potential high-paying affluent clients, and high-paying speaking opportunities, the Greens train, equip and empower Care-Ready Providers and Coaches™, who are willing to take on the most often overlooked people of society; those who live in under-served communities, who can least afford, but benefit the most from professional guidance.

If you want to be trained and empowered to coach or mentor with a purpose that's greater than yourself, EXPLORE THAT POSSIBILITY at